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UNESCO-UNEVOC is pleased to share stories submitted by its UNEVOC Centres about inspiring young people who are realizing their ambitions through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). These young people are students, teachers/trainers or graduates of UNEVOC Centres. The stories presented below are a selection of the submissions received. To read more inspiring stories, please visit here
Country: United Arab Emirates
Nominee: Roudha Bin Bahr
“Mastering a specific technical or vocational skill, no matter how complicated, can be achieved. All you need is the confidence, willingness and courage to pursue your passion.”
Roudha Bin Bahr, 23 years old, is an Emirati Chemical Engineer, currently employed by Petrofac International.
She was the only female engineer to compete in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning category in the WorldSkills 2017 competition held by ACTVET.
Roudha has undertaken the following roles:
After her participation in WorldSkills 2017, Roudha was able to motivate more UAE nationals and females to pursue training in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Nominee: Micah Louison
“Once you find something you are passionate about, you should aim for that and be paid to play. Be realistic about that passion: you need to address a problem and consider who is willing to pay for a solution.”
Originally from Grenada, Micah, 25 years old, moved with his family to Canada following a devastating hurricane when he was a child. Micah’s own inspiration came from his personal experience of a natural disaster.
Nominee: Alagib Maki al Tahir
"Never stop learning! Learning is an ongoing process. When you stop learning, you kill your dreams."
Alagib, 28 years old, is from Sudan. He is a student at MCAST, enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Category A Licence Course.
He arrived in Malta in 2014 following a risky journey through the Sahara Desert and across the Mediterranean Sea.
Nominee: Edith Esmeralda Medina Garcia
"Find your passion and generate a change, no matter how small or great. We can always be that spark of light for someone who needs it."
Edith Esmeralda Medina Garcia, 17 years old, is a fourth semester student pursuing studies in Maintenance of Electronic Systems in CONALEP Coahuila.